Painted Churches

What Remains of the Wends Can Be Found in Serbin

January 23, 2024 | By Anthony Head

On the eve of Jan. 25, students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Serbin, south of Giddings, set out empty plates on windowsills and fence posts as part of an annual tradition called the Birds’ Wedding.

Polka Music? Czech! Kolaches? Czech! Get Ready for Slavnost in La Grange

May 13, 2022 | By Lisa Bubert

For a long time, Czech influences on Texas culture have been overlooked, often overshadowed by the history and traditions of the German immigrants who settled in Central Texas.

When It Comes to Czech Culture, Abbott Native Lauren Gerik Takes the Kolache

August 18, 2021 | By Sarah Thurmond

Wilber, Nebraska, may call itself the “Czech Capital of the U.S.,” but the queen of Czech-American culture makes her home right here in Central Texas.

My Favorite Texas Trip: On a Fayette County Prairie, a Saint for These Times

May 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

In Dubina, the first Czech settlement in Texas, a simple white wooden church stands alone amid the Blackland Prairie and backroads of Fayette County.

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